Digital Campus Meeting May 2014

Swiss university communicators meet to discuss bilingual communications, use of Instagram, and social media governance at ZHAW Winterthur.

Event Details


ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Theaterstrasse 15, Zurich, Building "SM", room SM U1.07 Switzerland


May 06, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Europe/Vienna (UTC+01:00)


Free for Digital Campus participants | $80 for non-participants

The Digital Campus convenes university communicators, marketers, and others interested in leveraging new technologies to increase the visibility of their higher education institution.

In this first meeting of 2014, we will cover issues of specific concern to Swiss university communicators.


Panel discussion: Bilingual communications
Bilingual communication is business as usual for most Swiss universities. But how are universities using language in social media? Is one language given priority over another? To answer this question and others, we will hear how some Swiss universities handle multiple languages and learn from their experience and lessons learned.

We will also hear one Swiss university case study: the University of Lausanne (UNIL) on Instagram. Visual communication has taken hold social media and UNIL has shown an exceptional use of this cool platform with beautiful and sometimes unexpected images from campus. We will hear from David Spring on UNIL’s strategy for Instagram.

No meeting would be complete without an opportunity to get our hands dirty with a workshop. This time, we will consider a few examples of social media response guidelines that help the university community respond appropriately to controversial, random, and sometimes not so nice comments. By the end of the afternoon, every participant will come up with their own workflow chart.


09:30 am   registration
10:00 am   welcome by ZHAW and swissnex San Francisco
10:15 am   snapshot of higher ed on social media & new trends
10:45 am   panel discussion: Bilingual Communication (with UNIBAS, UNIFR, ETH)
12:00 pm   lunch
2:00 pm     Instagram: What UNIL is doing (David Spring, UNIL)
2:30 pm     workshop part 1 (details to come soon)
3:30 pm     coffee break
4:00 pm     workshop part 2
4:30 pm     conclusions

* Program is subject to change


Registration Details

The event is open to all university communicators in Switzerland. However, please note that participation is free of charge for higher education institutions that are participating in the Digital Campus.

Is your institution participating in the Digital Campus and you would like an invitation to this event?
Request a free ticket now.

Non-participants are welcome but must pay a participation fee. Please note that you must be an employee of a Swiss higher education institution (University, university of applied sciences, federal institute of technology, research institute, etc) to attend this event.



Photo: Myleen Hollero